Archaeologists still excavating in Greeneville

Greenville, Tennessee (AP) 12-09

Archaeologists with the University of Tennessee say it will take another four weeks to finish excavating a woodland Indian village.

They’ve spent most of the fall excavating the village on the south side of the Nolichucky River. According to The Greeneville Sun, workers are now focusing on the north side.

Once the dig is finished, artifacts and data recovered will be taken to UT archaeological labs in Knoxville for analysis.

Artifacts and findings from the north side of the river appear to be from the Pisgah phase of the Mississippian period. The site is between 500 and 5,000 years old.

Crews are working under contract with the Tennessee Department of Transportation. A new bridge is planned at the site.